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gun violence in this country. today, the path for change was paved. president obama announced proposals for sweeping reforms to gun laws in this country in the wake of the horror at sandyhook elementary, it's gut check time for america. >> this is our first task as a soet. keeping our children safe. this is how we will be judged. >> horrible gun violence is not isolated to one cold december day in connecticut. every day wasted leads to more lost lives. >> keeping our children safe. precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us at sandyhook, elementary. more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the enof a gun. 900 in the past month. and every day we wait, that number will keep going. >> over the past month, vice president joe biden and his task force is met with 229 groups from around the country. biden's task force provided a road map for the long drive ahead. >> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil. i
-- president obama provides the leadership here. president obama's network, across this country, grassroots individuals are much more powerful than the individual lobby. we need to pass common sense legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those who shouldn't be carrying a gun. so that's the common sense nature of this. it's not about infringing upon the second amendment. it's about making sure that gun owners are responsible gun owners and we're not giving guns to criminals. the second amendment doesn't apply to regulations on other types of weapons, like weapons of war, assault weapons. so the argument is not going to stand up. we have to make sure the american people know what the argument is. that we need to keep our kids safe. we need to keep our guns out of the hands of criminals. >> what about the president now? i know he was all out and got after it big time. and now he says he's going to give this everything he's got. what does that mean to you? i mean, is he going to go out on the road? is he going to really take the case to the american people really going after
and mike is watching the temperatures. both have reports coming up. >> across the country, president obama's proposed bans on new assault weapons and high capacity clips struck a nerve among those who make the laws and those who enforce. lawmakers in texas, wyoming, and tennessee have rushed to introduce legislation to preempt the president's proposal. the sheriffs in oregon and kentucky are refusing to enforce any new gun control laws. legal experts say their power to defy federal law are limited and the rhetoric is simply political posturing. >> a bay area lawmaker is taking action after the suicide of an internet activist facing federal computer hacking charges after honor schwarz was found hanging on friday. he was being prosecuted for using the m.i.t. computers to access scholarly articles. he was was disstraight over the charges. the law named in memory of him limits the broad scope of the existing law. >> yes, it is another "spare the air" day. there could be haze. >> avoid burning wood. mike? >> it is very cold again. good morning, everyone. it is cold everywhere cross the state be
to be the guy who united the country. >> in the week before his inauguration, a look back "inside obama's presidency." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontline is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information is available at macfound.org. additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by the frontline journalism fund, supporting investigative reporting and enterprise journalism. >> good evening, everyone, as we watch the making of the president 2008. there are ten... >> as for the senator's schedule tonight, he is now at the hyatt regency hotel. he will watch the election returns and then... >> ohio is gone for obama... >> it is now 11:00 on the east coast and keith, we can report history. >> barack obama is projected to be the next president. >> senator barack obama of illinois will be the next
>> across the country, president obama's proposed ban on new assault weapons and high capacity clips has struck a nerve among those who make the laws and those who enforce them. recently, lawmakers in texas, wyoming, missouri, and tennessee have rushed to introduce legislation to preempt the president's proposal. sheriffs in oregon and kentucky are refusing to enforce any new gun laws but the power to defy federal law are limited and the rhetoric is simply political posturing. >> if you drink a popular juice to prevent health disease or treat prostate cancer, the federal trade commission says you could waste your time ruling that there were deceptive ads over a juice that said they could reduce colds and low down the growth of prostate tumors and a law judge ruled similarly last year and the company is asking an appeal courts to reverse the fining. >> is there time? we have talked about house cold and frosty it has been, and the warm-up in the afternoon comes so late...after you have suffered in the morning, you get to freeze in the afternoon. >> that is how it works. coldest in the morn
mr. president? like janet jackson song. obama said he wanted to be a chance for regional president unfortunately the changes i have seen for us is not so good. the country we assumed the paycheck gets bigger overtime is the opposite. median household income is lower. 51,190 now it is 50,054. strangely it declined more after the recession than during. a fluke that feels like a normal. the numbers of americans working are down and unemployment rate is up seven point* 8%. entitlement programs are one step closer to being broke. 2041 was the forecast for bankruptcy now 2037 in medicare's 2024. a jittery 292009, 10.6 trillion was the debt $34,000 for every american today 16 point* 4 trillion witted $52,000 for each and every american that is the legacy of our children and grandchildren don't need. barack obama has been a transracial president who transformed our country but not the way i like. we were excited about the future before with headwinds but now we are burdened by a bigger government, more far reaching to be in the doctor's office and on the gun rack. what have you done for us
is clearly tyrant. rand paul said we don't like kings in this country. we don't like kings and king obama the first signed an executive order today, okay. that is countermanning the second amendment. is he going to be impeached? s but there are people calling for that? >> there are people calling for it and it won't happen. >> stephen: clinton was. >> that was entirely different. >> stephen: that wasn't executive over reach it was under reach. >> if you know what i mean. it was not clear who was reaching for whom in that case. >> stephen: i understand. that's how he got off. [ laughter ] in more ways than one. all right. so -- [ laughter ] -- you covered -- there one of these presidents that you covered that you like more than others that impress youed you me than other? >> they all had different qualities. >> stephen: oh, come on! there's got be. you are the most evenhanded person in the world. >> i'm fascinated by people who first of all get into the arena and run successfully for the presidency of united states, make them an historic figure, occupy the most powerful office in the world
a country. to your president what could president obama do if he wants to have a legacy of which he can be proud. give a speech, a major public policy address to the eradication of poverty in our country. he's going to be inaugurated for a second term on the king's holiday. how dare any president on the king holiday stand with king's monument just a few blocks down the street and not talk about the issue that he gave his life for, the poor. you quoted him beautifully and he talked about that being the passion of his life. one, he has to give a major public policy address on what he'll do as our leader to eradicate poverty and then bring the experts together and craft this plan that you referenced earlier to cut policy in 10 years and eradicate it in 25. >> john: i'm depressed how many people forget that dr. king stood against anti-militarism before he died. do you think if the leaders lead people will follow, and it will be finding a way to get people vote and more importantly, voting in their own interest. >> i think vote something a key component. i preach motor registration and motor
the country and around the globe. seven americans taken hostage by terrorist yesterday in algeria. things getting scary in that part of the world. here at home, poor president obama can't win for losing. yesterday he was slammed by critics for inviting four kids from around the country to join him on stage as he talked about his proposals for gun control. in other words it's okay to mow down 20 first graders in newtown, connecticut but it's not okay to invite four kids to the white house to talk about how to keep them safe from guns. these people are nuts! all right. more about that and a whole lot more. but first here we go. the latest, today's current news update lisa ferguson standing by out in los angeles. early good morning to you lisa. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. 23 executive actions and a big to do list for congress all in the works now after president obama's announcement yesterday on the future of gun control. not surprisingly, not everyone so keen on what the president had to say yesterday. some republican state legislators have their own plan and that is to secede from
here in "the war room." have a great night. >> obama: let's do the right thing for them and this country that we love so much. thank you. let's sign these orders. >> all right very emotional appeal. we'll talk about that in a minute. plus yours truly in an ad for the nra of all things. brilliant idea that these lunatics had let's put more guns in school. wow, you got me on that. >> the media speaks for elites. america speaks for itself. >> cenk: i speak for the elites? i don't think they watch the show. they can start watching right now because it's go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> obama: we've got an obligation to try. >> the president today signed 23 executive orders. >> obama uses kids as human shields. >> some republicans say the white house effort is misguided. >> we're talking about gun safety and reducing gun violence not begun control. >> what republicans are upset mostly is stopping the legislation. >> he wants to go big on this. >> thethe national rifle association released a video. >> the national rifle association came out swinging. >> put more guns in sch
the country or prioritize poverty. the bottom line is, president obama should do, number one, a o major public policy address on the eradication of poverty. he starts out as the committee organizer, speaks eloquently about dr. king, has a bust of dr. king in the white house oval office, will be inaugurated on king's holiday. what are we going to do about pushing our president to give a major public policy address on the eradication of poverty? no. 2, then to call and convened a white house conference on the eradication of poverty by bringing the experts together, creed and national plan that can cut poverty in half in 10 years and eradicate it in 25. first, a public policy address and then convening to put together a national plan. we will talk about that tonight and as the public to help us and engage the president on this by going to our website a future withoutpoverty.ocm. >> yesterday president obama convened a large gathering. many of the people there were victims. the new kid around connecticut's -- survivors from the newtown, connecticut shootings as well as other mass killings. the vic
. that is a typical obama attempt to divide the country into two groups and try to make his the majority. i don't think that is going to work because our job is not to protect gun manufacturers. our job is not simply to protect our members. our mission and has been since 1871, is to make sure we protect the second amendment of the constitution. charles: before i let you go, yes or no, reiterating he was for the second amendment. does the nra stands by the idea that president obama will see abolish? >> yes. charles: we will talk to you again soon. we believe this will be one of the fights of the century. i want to interest -- introduce jenna diana, scott page, judge andrew napolitano is here and as always nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. you heard the interview. what your thoughts? >> this -- the nra is way off. no one is trying to take away the second amendment or guns. they're trying to control something that is out of control. there's no reason for high-capacity magazines or assault weapons. i went on line with my i had last night and was ready to buy one. is rid
the country. president obama's executive orders and proposals for congress are getting mixed reaction. some u.n. froms feel he's infringing on gun owner's rights guaranteed by the second amendment. the nra is promising the fight of the century and released an attacked a before the president announced his plans calling him an elitist. several democrats plan to introduce a plan next week. more on that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we asked bay area people what they think of the president's gun controllals -- gun proposals. >> people have the right to bear arms. >> people get robbed and need protection. >> everyone that we agreed with said all people should have rights. >>> sources say the next chief of staff is likely to be dennis mcdone mcdonogh. he would replace jack lew. >>> uc students say they will be at the regents' meeting this morning to petition lifting caps on health benefits. and jerry bro unwill be there -- jerry brown will be there. a group of students calling for uc to eliminate the cap as called for in president obama a.m. healthcare overhaul. curre
in obama's inner circle. then, women are binge drinking more. behind the headlines: the country's newest female governor: new hampshire's maggie hassan. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, cabinet concerns. president obama is catching flak for his first few cabinet nominations for his second term -- that for leaving out women and persons of color, especially after women voters secured his victory in last fall's election. although president obama wanted to nominate susan rice as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton, so far he's appointed men to head up the departments of state, treasury, and defense. and the high-profile position of cia director also went to a male. long time friend of this show, h,lda salis surprised everyone by announcing her resignation this week. do would care how many women and women of color in the cabinet. >> the diversity of this nation. this is a president that said that that is important to him, he's lived up to it i believe he will do it in terms of his sec
that previous presidents did. what distinguishes what president obama did today is the breath of policy changes that he enacted. and, yes, on some access to some specific types of fire power in this country. but that is just one part of this very broad-based package of things. that is ground breaking today. it is the beth of what he has proposed. it is that he has gone wider than any other president, not that he has gone farther than any other president toward restricting certain guns, he has gone wider. now, many of the actions are being denounced as tyranny but they are reminding relevant stake holders in the country about laws that already exist. president will send an open letter to licensed gun dealers giving them guidance on how best to facility back grouchbd checks, if they choose to. the department of health and human services will provide a letter making sure that everyone knows that under existing law, mental health professionals can report people who may pose a direct and credible threat of violence. one of the president's axzs calls for a letter to remind everybody of that existing
of congress are supposed to be free. >>> now that president obama vailed plan a at reducing gun violence those for and against are making themselves heard loud and clear. the topic fires up all over the country. the battle lines on gun laws are in congress. >> reporter: after outlining proposals to diminish gun violence president obama signed executive actions aimed at strengthening gun laws. >> we'll make its easier to keep guns out of the hands of criminals by strengthening background checks. >> reporter: that requires congressional action as does the call for the re-instatement on the ban of military-style assault weapons and trafficking laws. >> there is a need for an assault weapons ban. >> reporter: while some mayors immediately supported the measure some lawmakers are opposed. >> the shooting in connecticut lead to this. nothing is proposed could have prevented connecticut. >> reporter: nra is proposing an epic battle. >> this is less about protecting our children than it was about using our children to promote an antigun agenda. >> reporter: some lawmen are vowing to ignore the restric
questor president obama's approval rating was so low. this is hypothetical. we don't know who is even winning right now, never mind who won. how do think it got this tight. >> because it is a changing country. it is not a traditional america anymore. there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. they want things. and who is going to give them things? president obama. he knows it. he ran on it. and whereby 20 ears ago president obama would have been roundly defeated by an establishment candidate like mitt romney. the white establishment is now the minority. the voters, many of them, feel the economic system is stacked against them, and they want stuff. you're going to see a tremendous hispanic vote for president obama, overwhelming black vote for president obama. and women will probably break president obama's way. people feel that they are entitled to things. and which candidate between the two is going to give them things? tavist was bill o'reilly, smiley. >> well, i asked a moment ago whether i was watching fox on election night. the answer is no. this is precisely why i was no
in our cities all across the country. i want to say that president barack obama has shown great leadership, put out bold ideas. it is time for congress to act boldly as well. and are glad to take any questions. >> the republicans on capitol hill are saying the oppose this agenda. senator rubio says nothing the president has proposed would have stopped the massacre at sandy hook and the agenda is to take away second amendment rights. how you respond to that and what you think about the political challenges ahead? >> the senator is just wrong. no one is talking bout, including president obama, taking anyone's second amendment rights away. if he had listened to the president's speech, he would know that. there have been no actions by the president that give any validity to that. if the gentleman just want to be opposed for the sake of being opposed and ignore the facts, i generally do not argue with people in gate into that kind of irresponsible behavior. -- who engage in that kind of irresponsible behavior. >> there are people out there tried to take a serious look at helping poli
to go from jeans to president obama's sweeping plan on gun center lines. the president says yes it will work but it is drawing fierce criticism. critics say it ignores factors like the country's mental health system and also the entertainment industry and it's culpability. peter doocy is live in washington with more. >> hi heather. president obama signed 23 executive actions yesterday that he thinks will strengthen existing gun laws. the president was surrounded by children who wrote him letters about their fear of the guns. the president can't do everything he wants with executive actions. so he told congress they should pass new laws to ban assault weapons and magazines that hold more than 10 bullets and a law that requires universal background checks for all firearms purchases. >> there will be bun dits and politicians and special interest lobbyists with an all out assault on liberty. not because that's true, but because they want to drum up fear. >> they issued a frustrated statement saying president obwe bam ma >> the speaker of the house john boehner's office says committe
tragedy in newtown, president obama spoke to the country and he asked us are we doing enough to protect our children? the answer he admitted is no. that must change. that is why we are here today. today's hearing we will hear from people who deal with the effects of gun violence every day. the wide range of experience will facilitate a discussion on common sense and constructive steps we must take to ensure these tragedies will never happen again. i've a letter from the teachers of newtown which i will enter into the record. i will share with you one sentence it reed, in our schools we ensure the schools have the right balance to ensure they are safe. we have to make sure schools do not become fortresses. we have to find and maintain this balance between safety and learning. as we move forward during this difficult time collaboration, communes case and experience of all of members of our community, teachers, law enforcement, and the affected families will work to make our schools safer, stronger, and more united. that's why we're here today to prevent another sandy hook. we all have to
situation overseas. we begin with the most important issue facing this country right now, the issue that president obama made his agenda today. a little over one month since the brutal shooting at sandy hook. the president changed the rules on gun with the stroke of his pen. signing 23 executive actions he says will strengthen background checks and expand safety programs in schools. the president is also calling for action in increasingly gridlocked congress. >> the most important changes we can make depend on congressional action. ask your member of congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands. ask them if they support renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines. ask them what is more important, doing whatever it takes to get a a grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns, or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade? >> joining me now is richard blumenthal of connecticut. he wants to target ammunition sales and require background checks on anyone who buys bu
begin this morning with gun violence in america. president obama planning to introduce legislation next week calling for the biggest changes to gun laws this country has seen in two decades. yesterday the president surrounded by children who wrote him letters after the newtown tragedy urged congress to take action on a number of proposals including universal background checks for anyone buying a gun, restoring the ban on military style assault weapons and limiting magazines to ten rounds, giving law enforcement additional tools to prosecute gun crimes and improving the mental health system for young people in this country. the president also outlined 23 executive orders that mostly reinforced existing laws, speaking directly to congress he urged action despite a tough political road ahead. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical all out assault on on liberty. not because that's true but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves. the only way we'll be able to change
, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut where the mother of 6-year-old victim noah pozner wants a balanced approach on guns. >> people who want to own firearms responsibly have nothing to fear. they should welcome it. because that way guns won't be given a bad name. they'll -- they may have a place in society. but they have a place in the right hands, not in the wrong hands. >> thank you. >> reporter: after mr. obama spoke, there were other voices. in las vegas. >> i think as citizens we should be very concerned about our rights. >> reporter: and on twitter. "we must do something to protect our kids." "let's be honest. criminals who want guns will get guns." a recent pew research center poll found overwhelming support for closing the so-called gun show loophole, requiring background checks for all gun p
, the same time on sunday that bob schieffer likens obama's battle against the fun owners as a fight against the nazis. if you are in a country that the administration accuses you of ginning up propaganda and the media citing with you to call you nazis, your paranoia might be justified. >> andrea: this is on the heels of white house telling paul ryan it won't meet a budget deadline. 1300 days we still don't a budget. he is saying i've been busy. sorry, i wouldn't get to the budget thing. as i mentioned in the "a" block, president obama said newtown, connecticut, was the hardest day of his presidency. we sat around for a week and not only us but others saying we need to do something. the approach i would have suggested, is to try to figure out a way to make some of this bipartisan at the outset and do the executive orders on the back end of that effort. instead he put the cart in front of the horse, now the horse won'tbe go anywhere. >> andrea: he hasn't cut spending at all. it's not even on the radar screen. >> eric: i don't think this is a distraction. this is an important time, not only in
against president obama's new proposals. mr. obama introduced them yesterday at the white house, as abc's jonathan karl reports. >> reporter: as gun sales across the country continue their record pace, gun advocates reacted swiftly to the president. declaring they will fight his proposals on every level. when the president made his announcement, he was joined by four kids that wrote him letters after sandy hook. >> julia said -- julia, where are you? i'm not scared for my safety. i'm scared for others. >> reporter: rush limbaugh mocked that. >> the children are writing letters to the president. we don't want to die. we don't want to die. >> reporter: the president's proposal, if passed by congress, would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. and require background checks on virtually every gun sale. even those between private individuals at gun shows. he called on supporters to put pressure on members of congress. >> ask them, what's more important? doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns? or giving parents some peace of
in newtown, president obama spoke to the country and he asked us, are we doing enough to protect our children? the answer he admitted is no. and that must change. that is why we are here today. today's hearing we'll hear from people who deal with the effects of gun violence every day. the wide range of experience and expertise from these panelists will facilitate a discussion on the common sense and constructive steps we must take to ensure these sorts of tragedies will never happen again. i have a letter from the teachers of newtown which i will enter into the record, but i will just share with you one sentence, and it reads, in our schools we need to strike the right balance to ensure that schools are nurturing while also safe. and we need to strike the right balance so that schools do not become armed for tresses -- fortresses where kids aren't able to be kids. the voice of educators is critical to ensuring that we find and maintain this balance between safety and learning. as we move forward during this difficult time, collaboration, communication, valuing the voice and experience of all
to you for tuning in. tonight's lead? republicans call for nullification? responding to president obama's gun safety ideas, conservatives are in a frenzy and they're reaching back to an old argument with an ugly history in this country. states' rights. >> our founding fathers were very concerned about having a separation of powers. they didn't want to let the president become a king. and i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing. and we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen. >> we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation. >> nullify anything the president does? nullification? states' rights? state sovereignty? for many decades, these ideas was used to defend slavery. and, later, jim crow. in 1963, governor george wallace stood in the schoolhouse doorway at the university of alabama invoking states' rights to try to block integration. >> i stand here today as governor of this sovereign state and refuse to submit to illegal use of power by the central government and hereby denounce and forbid this illegal and unwarrante
is starting a massive pr offensive to -- part one the president and vice president will canvass the country taking their argument straight to the american people. then part two, an obama patented social immediate y'all campaign including twitter outreach and a new page on the white house website titles now is the time. part three convincing lawmakers on the hill. that's probably the toughest part. the biggest challenge by far with the right already signaling an uphill climb at the capital. >> the emphasis for all of this is the shootingcapital. this is stuff they have always wanted to do and now this has created the political climate to pursuit it. >> you have to convince the congress that this is the right thing to do. you can't force them to do it. you shouldn't force them to do it. it's democracy and you can make good arguments. >> adding bilt to the read beat rhetoric from the right t national rifle association, the nra ramping up its fight and defending its new ad featuring the president's daughters. >> it wasn't about the president's daughters, what it is about is the fact that this w
, along with the drone, fast deployment special force teams are at ready, they're not in country yet and president obama has been speaking to algerian sources and speaking to the u.k. prime minister cameron as well as the french prime minister hollande and people in washington are asking for clarity, here in london, they are nervous and getting late word from the japanese government that they want a stop to this operation immediately. all of this, a response, according to the militants, that french-led assault in the neighboring mali against rebel militants there, and the french troops are on the ground now, staging an assault now, asking for the u.s. help. the u.s. is considering, but u.s., eyes, got to tell you, megyn, all on algeria. those reports, some hostages , but no americans have been mentioned, and some hostages and some captors could be dead and the latest word is that this algerian army operation with the whole international community watching on the sidelines, is on going, back to you. >> megyn: wow, greg, thank you. it's believed a well-known terror leader is behind it,
for his christian faith. a lot of ambiguity about why they took him in the first place. president obama declared wednesday religious freedom day in this country but just one day earlier the white house appeared to say very little, if anything really about this pastor's case in iran. >> has the president been kept apprised his situation? he is supposed to be going before iran's quote, unquote, hanging judge? do you have a statement on this case? >> i don't have a statement. i will have to take the question, the president is obviously updated on a variety of issues with regards to iran but i don't have anything specific for you on that. martha: not really a whole lot there. joined by jordan sekulow, executive director for the american center of law and justice. good to have you here this morning, jordan. in your piece you talk about religious freedom day. president obama said we remember religious liberty is not just an american human right it is liberty to protected here at home and across the globe of the why is the white house not more involved in this case? >> i think it is outrage ju
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in a rescue effort. the country's state news agency says terrorists were neutralized and many hostages were freed. it looks like president obama could pain on the gun control proposals. supporters got an e-mail promising more soon from the campaign organization. >>> the caps are taking another step to mend fences after the hockey lockout. they're hold ago practice tonight, free for those who want to go. dan hellie has a special guest who's more than ready for saturday. >> wendy brought it up, 119 days, but everybody is ready for hockey. there's going to be a scrimmage down here. the reg hear season opens on the road in tampa before coming back for the home opener. joining mess owner ted lee onon. after missing 34 games, did you ever really fear this wouldn't be a season at all? >> no, i thought we were in it together. the association we aren't that stressful. the players wanted to play, the owners wanted to play, but it was just trying to get to the point both sides were comfortable. >> reporter: why does hockey miss nor games than any other major sport? >> if i had the answer to that, i wo
there. >>> well, president obama has made no secret. he wants to do sothing about gun violence, and he stood before the country yesterday with a concrete set of proposals. some of them executive actions, some of them some work that congress is going to have to do, but many of the things he talked about still leave a lot of questions unanswered, and my next guest has a lot of those answers, and is still trying to work through some as well. he's new york's police commissioner ray kelly. thanks very much for coming in. i know you were in d.c. for the event yesterday, and i'm sure you're still getting your head around a lot of what's been, it seems, put together in warp speed time. but just from what you do know, your reaction to the president's actions? >> my reactions, certainly positive. i think it's something that has been overdue. certainly mayor bloomberg has led the charge, so to speak, in this area, and the president, i think, in essence supported everything that the mayor has put forward. >> one of the big criticisms is that while assault-styled weapons sound terribly menacing and
in this job, there was a common denominator, a common theme in every country, the national government made investments in passenger rail. and finally, with president obama's vision we have a leader who has made a commitment in our country in the high-speed passenger rail act. and it's a strong commitment, and it will continue. our goal and their dream is to connect 80% of the country over the next 25 years, our best partners have been governor's, our best partners have been secretaries of transportation. our best partners have been the people with a vision. high-speed rail is about the next generation of transportation for the next-generation. every generation that has ever worked in transportation has left something important for the next-generation. previous generations have left american interstate system the best in the world. what we will leave to the next-generation is high-speed passenger rail. not for ray lahood but hopefully for my 10 grandchildren. that is our dream and you all have been helpful in realizing that dream. it would not have happened without a vision from president p
expect from barack obama? what message do you think he should be trying to project? >> i think he wants to renew hope in this country and ratify the renewal of hope that he believes came with the election. i think it will be a speech of inspiration. it will not be a detailed legislative agenda. i think it can be one of those speeches. he has this capability that can inspire people. from him, actually, in the 2008 campaign especially, and i think we may see that again on inaugural day. >> would this be the time to take off the debt ceiling and lay out some of his hard lines, or wait for the state of the union for that? >> i think he can lay out his principles. i don't think he should turn this into a partisan speech. he helps himself when he holds the high ground. can i see him saying something like, look, we disagree on a lot of issues, but we're opponents, not enemies. let's find a way to work together for the good of the country. here's what i think we should do. i mean, sounding that kind of grace note i think is important in an inaugural address. >> and when you look back at the ina
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